Switzerland will face Denmark at St. Jakob-Park, in Basel, in UEFA Europe 2020 Qualification 2nd Round. Switzerland against Denmark is the match with big interest because of great National squads and great perspectives in Qualification. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
FIFA Rating – 8
Switzerland should dominate in Group E in Euro 2020 qualification. In the last few years, they showed great performance and qualified to the World Cup in Russia. Swiss took the second position in the group with Brasil, Costa Rica and Serbia without any losses. However, they were kicked off out of the tournament after lost against Sweden. After the World Cup team were called only to UEFA Nations League and surprisingly won the Group against Belgium in League A, so next they will face strong opponents already in PlayOffs. The team plays a very well-organized football, covering the weaknesses of the team.
They have the most valuable and strong players in their team. Moreover, they worked strongly on growing very perspective and skillful players lately. Most of them are playing in England’s and Germany’s highest leagues and are taking very important squad roles. Granit Xhaka, Breel Embolo, and Xherdan Shaqiri could lead the team to big wins now and in the future. Unfortunately, Shaqiri will miss first to rounds of Euro 2020 qualification due to injury.
Yann Sommer; Yvon Mvogo; Jonas Omlin;
Stephan Lichtsteiner; Ricardo Rodríguez; Fabian Schär; Michael Lang; Timm Klose; Nico Elvedi; Kevin Mbabu; Loris Benito;
Granit Xhaka; Steven Zuber; Denis Zakaria; Remo Freuler; Christian Fassnacht; Renato Steffen; Djibril Sow;
Albian Ajeti; Mario Gavranović; Breel Embolo; Admir Mehmedi;
FIFA Rating – 10
Denmark made a very big work on new players in Denmark’s national squad. The team is starting to play their best football as they were playing a lot of years earlier. Denmark as well played in World Cup 2018 and showed very strong results as they were in the group with France. Denmark finished the group stage without any loss and finished their path only playing against Croatia, where they lost by penalties. Moreover, they showed great results in Group 4 in the UEFA Nations League in League B and already been promoted to League A, since they took 1st place also without any loss. As we can see in important matches, they play strongly and confidently, creating problems for even the strongest rivals.
Most of the strongest players are grown in the Netherlands and Denmark. For example, Cristian Eriksen played very confidently in Ajax, as a leader and lots of Europe top clubs wanted to sign him. Absolutely the same story connects other talented players who were able to prove themselves in Holland and left to play for super clubs. Now they built very strong defensive and midfield line-ups.
Kasper Schmeichel; Frederik Ronnow; Jonas Lossl;
Simon Kjaer; Peter Ankesen; Andreas Christensen; Jens Stryger Larsen; Mathias Jorgensen; Henrik Dalsgaard; Jonas Knudsen; Joachim Andersen;
Cristian Eriksen; Lasse Schone; Thomas Delaney; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg; Luka Lerager; Philip Billing;
Nicolai Jorgensen; Yussuf Poulsen; Martin Braithwaite; Kasper Dolberg; Christian Gytkjaer; Jacob Bruun Larsen;
Last time these teams met in the 1999 year also in Euro qualification. Denmark was stronger at that time and won by 2:1 result against Switzerland.